Facebook Launches App Center in the US, But Here’s A Workaround for Canada


Earlier we saw a leaked screenshot of Facebook’s App Center launching slightly earlier than it should have, but now it is official. Facebook has just announced App Center as a ‘new place to find social apps’.

Today we’re launching the App Center to make it easier to find apps you can enjoy with friends.

The App Center features mobile and web apps, such as Draw Something, Pinterest, and Nike+ GPS, and new apps including Jetpack Joyride, Ghosts of Mistwood, and Ghost Recon Commander.

App Center launches today only in the U.S., and will be rolling out for everyone in a few weeks they say. Want a workaround to preview it on your iPhone in Canada?

Here’s how to get Facebook’s App Center to work outside the USA and in Canada:

1. Install and launch Onavo Extend (install the profile as per the app instructions). This app will provide you with a U.S. IP (Yes, that means you can use Pandora Radio in Canada).
2. Turn off WiFi and connect to 3G. Launch Facebook. Done.

Once you reveal the left hand sidebar in Facebook, you’ll see a new section titled App Center and a list of your apps installed on your iPhone and Facebook. Tap ‘See All’ and you’ll see all the Facebook connected apps installed on your iPhone. Tap an app and it’ll launch immediately.

Check out the pics below:

You can checkout a screencast of App Center here, posted by Facebook. It’s not that exciting, but if you’re a Facebook junkie this might be worth checking out.


  • Jin

    Doesnt seem to work for me. Do I need to create a us iTunes account?

  • yearoftherat

    Didnt work for me either. Nothing was said about using an US account.

  • Jin

    the app listed doesn’t even appear to give a us ip. to me it just shows up as an app that compresses your data

  • No. Try force closing Facebook after launching Onavo.

  • Daniel

    I’ve always had an Apps section in FaceBook.

  • Launch Onavo. You’ll be able to get US Netflix and launch Pandora.

  • Jin

    nope. still doesn’t work. like I said onavo extend is a data compressor and doesn’t give me a us ip like a hotspot shield or others

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  • mackman6151

    Same here. I’ve had that for a long time already. Without going through a US IP.

  • Ari

    Guys, you have to launch Onavo Extend and then install a profile. That will give you the proxy.

  • Yes, I know it’s a data compressor but it does route through Amazon servers. You’re over 3G right?

  • Jin

    yup. even when I open my browser to pandora it says “cannot open page Safari cannot open the page because the address is invalid.”

  • Cjlee9

    Try this link thru your iPhone…you get the web page for the app center.

  • Guest

     its free but they see your information